Now I know – if you’re looking to make extra money as a mystery shopper, it pays to do some homework to make sure the job is real.
Instead, our list focuses on the scams that you could avoid, those reported to the FTC and BBB (Better Business Bureau) rather than those perpetrated upon you by politicians.
Nonetheless, medical scams of all types grew in 2013 to become the largest category.
For detailed explanations of each scam, how to report a scammer and how to protect yourself, click on the blue titles below for more information!
I wrote up a report, sent it in, and received a check for my work.
Decades ago, I shopped at stores to see what they were charging for certain products and visited restaurant chains to evaluate the food and service.
Nothing I could make a living from, but it helped fill the gas tank.
Back then, it didn’t occur to me that responding to a mystery or secret shopper ad could set me up for a scam.
You’re instructed to deposit the check into your account to “activate” your employment, keep 0 of that money as “advance payment” to cover initial expenses, and wire back the rest. If you deposit it, you’re on the hook to pay the bank back.
Problem is, the “job” isn’t real and it’s not associated with any actual stores. Following these tips can help you avoid a mystery shopping scam: Find the List and Names of the Most High Profile Scammers syndicates.
Abayomi Arinde (Yomi Vuitton) Afolabi damilare (Sean) Samson Ajani (Hush) Saheed Kareem (creamy) Kehinde Ariyo Kelvin Bada Faruk ladejobi (Hmoney) Olise Amstrong Ayepola omotaloni (Teemoney) Valentine Osuji (val) Oluwafemi Disu Fasheun Adebola (Rosay)Debo Animashaun (DV8 ) Femi Poshill Samson Oyekunle (Papi Smiley) Osadebay Wilson (Son bay) Abimbola Olarewaju (Abimbola Pepper) Terry Akinyemi Akinola Victor Bruno Roy Oluwatoye Akinde (Morrison) .
But the "You can keep your doctor" healthcare scam is so big, affects so many people and has only a political solution, that we've kept it out of our top ten list.